Harley-Davidson will introduce a new motorcycle in the sports segment, which will borrow the engine from the recently launched Pan America. The motorcycle is likely to be called the Custom 1250, which could be launched in India by the end of this year.
A teaser image handed out by Harley-Davidson confirms that its next motorcycle will have the 1250 Revolution Max engine, which also does duty in the Pan America adventure tourer. The new motorcycle will be positioned in the sports segment; however, it's very unlikely to be a fully-faired, low-set handle-bar motorcycle. The sportier Harley-Davidson is likely to be on the lines of the Ducati Diavel 1260, which offers performance with a cruiser-like stance.
Screengrab from the teaser video
The new motorcycle is likely to be the Custom 1250, the prototype of which was unveiled recently. The production version will make its global debut on July 13, 2021, and the motorcycle will be launched in the international market first. The Harley-Davidson Custom 1250 is likely to be launched in India by the end of this year.
The engine will be the same 1,252cc Revolution Max V-twin motor, and the power figure is expected to around 150bhp. The styling is largely expected to be close to the prototype model, with chunky tyres, dual-side-slung exhausts, and a flat rider seat. The LED headlamp assembly is likely to sport the design cues of the Pan America.
Harley-Davidson Custom 1200 prototype
'Following the successful launch of our first adventure touring motorcycle, the Pan America, we are excited to reveal another all-new motorcycle, built on the Revolution Max platform in the sports segment, showcasing unmatched Harley-Davidson technology, performance and style,' said CEO Jochen Zeitz.